Leicester

Arrest after truck strikes Loughborough police officer

Police car at Hillcrest Drive, Loughborough

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a truck hit a police officer in Leicestershire.

The officer had been responding to a report of a burglary in Allendale Road, Loughborough on Sunday when he was hit by the flatbed truck on nearby Hillcrest Drive.

He was taken to Queen's Medical Centre where he is in a "stable condition", Leicestershire Police said.

A 34-year-old man remains in police custody.

The vehicle which struck the officer was later found abandoned near to Main Street, in Woodthorpe.

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